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    Farm Bureau Provides Comments on Proposed Clean Water Rules

    05/06/2019 @ 7:20 am

    Cook County Farm Bureau sent the following comments to the Federal Registrar regarding the proposed Clean Water rules: The proposed Clean Water rules offer common-sense regulations that protect and improve water quality on our nation’s farms and ranches.

    Farm Bureau to Host Staff Exchange Program for Elected Officials & Staff

    05/05/2019 @ 2:30 pm

    Cook County elected officials and their staff members are invited to join the Farm Bureau for an exploration of agricultural businesses in northern Cook County! On Thursday, June 13, 2019 the Cook County Staff Exchange Program will travel to the western suburbs for an exploration of agricultural businesses and local farmers. 

    ALOT Helps Ag Leaders Today!

    05/05/2019 @ 11:00 am

    Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) created Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head-start on tackling tomorrow's responsibilities.

    Historic Wagner Farm

    Host Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show
    05/05/2019 @ 9:15 am

    Join Cook County Farm Bureau® at this year’s Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show at Wagner Farm in Glenview.  The delicious, farm-style breakfast begins at 8 a.m. on June 8, 2019.  After enjoying homemade pancakes and freshly grilled sausage, enjoy live music, dairy demonstrations, and hands-on activities at the Farm Bureau booth.

    CCFB 1940-1949 Publication

    05/04/2019 @ 2:30 pm

    Cook County Farming "What's it all about"

    05/04/2019 @ 12:15 pm

    If you like to eat, then you need farmers. Farmers grow healthy, nutritious food including fruits, vegetables, and grains like corn, soybeans, and wheat. They also raise animals. Cook County farmers are committed to caring for their land and animals in order to grow and raise safe and healthy food for heir families and for yours.

    Corn Fun Facts!

    05/04/2019 @ 7:00 am

    Some facts on Corn, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom 2018-19 Calendar for Teachers

    Recipe of the Month

    Rhubarb Berry Coffee Cake
    05/03/2019 @ 11:45 am

    Recipe reprinted with permission from member, Joyce Holste, Midlothian, from our 2019 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure, available online at www.cookcfb.org/discover-local/recipes.

    100 Year Anniversary Celebration

    Open House
    05/03/2019 @ 7:00 am

    Come Celebrate our 100th Anniversary at the Cook County Farm Bureau Saturday March 28, 2020. We will have a historical farm and organizational artifact display, there'll be giveaways, Agricultural activities for families and children. Plus More!

    The 2017 Ag Census of Agriculture Data

    05/02/2019 @ 4:00 pm

    Following a nationwide trend, the average age of Illinois farmers continues to increase, according to 2017 Census of Agriculture data released in April.The data also showed a decrease in the total number of farms in Illinois between 2012 and 2017.  However, there was a nearly 40% increase in farm size 1 to 9 acres.